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    December 2, 2012
    11:30 - 12:00pm PST  

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question if peter albert is still here and i appreciate that we have this process going on in understanding the transportation mediation and impacts going forward and since we experienced america's cup now twice i am wondering in the interim and the mode of continuous improvement given that i think we already have some congestion that we experience on the embarcadero what are some of the steps could be taken for the neighborhood and community now rather than waiting for all the studies to be completed? i think we had findings already out of the recent experiences with fleet week and everything else and what is your department doing to change it and whether it's the traffic lights or i will throw it out -- do we take away things and create more traffic lanes and i don't know and outrageous ideas like that. >> or bike tracks.
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>> thank you. what we found out the opportunity to pilot has been invaluable because working with america's cup some of the data is now extraordinary. bart alone carried 250,000 more people than it typically does and the giant's celebration day and the important tool we have been working with is having the incident command system. it's not once in a while team that gets assembled. san francisco is extraordinary city with huge students and hosting responsibilities and an international city with a lot of visitors and with mta what is going on each week and do we have overlap with the bluegrass or fleet week or with the giants like we did. how do we marshal the officers and the parking transit? we can do it and it takes heavy lifting and resources and we learned how to
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make it more sustainable and to get that level up. having the streetcars and the buses ready in a good state of repair so there are not break downs requiring lead time in the events and look at the procurement cycles and get ahead and have a milestone of this cycle buying this many extra vehicles. we are looking at this now and the workshops -- we had one with the community, the one in december are that opportunity to make sure we're on the right track with their experience. a woman today talked about the experience of crowded trains for the games and i found that too and we have the opportunity for more frequency and reliability and how to make that work and build it into the finance mechanism. mta is very much at the table too. understand the operation and capital costs. america's cup
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we have great cost presentation. i can tell you at a later presentation and good to have a debrief and what it takes to be ready for summer. i am happy to have that experience for the planning now for the waterfront. i talk about get through the events and now talking about the permanent legacy and i hope sharing this data and understanding this how we're getting ready for next summer and ultimately ready for the next 30 years. >> thank you. i felt that was happening and we wanted to make sure we share that and the public hears that and we have learned a lot and the experiences are invaluable to the city and if we consider more things that are happening because some of the issues happening today we don't have to wait for the new arena to experience this. any further comments or are we ready to pass the resolution? all in favor?
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>> aye. >> thank you. >> item 9b request approval of the at&t embarcadero proterrow -- wait. embarcadero po tearo project sheet and authorization to enter into negotiation agreement with at&t all related to portland between pier tweafl and a half and the 3rd street and block parcels. >> good afternoon commission. brad again here and i have been with
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the port team with this and various people. we have a couple of representatives from at&t here with whom city staff has been negotiating. darren in the front row and artearo smith was here and still maybe here or his jacket is anyway and i have a brief presentation to you. we have been to you in open session describing this project. it's an important transmission project designed to provide reliability of power downtown in the event of a major earthquake. is manny around to start the powerpoint presentation? >> sorry for the short delay.
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so i will start verbally and the slides can catch up. essentially there are a couple of transmission lines that come up from the peninsula through the po tearo power plant and connect to the embarcadero substation that provide power to downtown. at&t has proposed a new 230kv transmission line to provide redundant transmission line to the embarcadero sub station. at&t and port staff
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have collectively communicated with the mayor's office, the san francisco public utilities commission and the city administrator about the project. the city administrator was charged by then city administrator ed lee to look at these types of risks to the city in the event of a major seismic event and how we protect against them and weighed in favor of the project. at&t is looking at a number of proposed route s. one proposed route if approved by the california public utilities commission would involve submerged port property. this is a map showing the potential routes between portero substation and embarcadero substation. you see the
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submerged route in blue and enter the bay north of pier 30 and south of pier 28. go along a route that is very lose to the current trans bay cable route but several hundred feet away and then enter -- or leave the bay at 23rd street, connecting to a new substation right near the po tero substation. there are two other routes at&t is looking at you through the process. they're shown in red and green here. the big difference between the routes is submerged route would require construction activities along about seven city blocks whereas the other two routes would involve major construction activities along 40 city blocks . so it's a complicated project.
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it's an expensive project. it would involve about a 3-mile cable run either submarine or under ground. it would connect to a new 230 kv bus at the embarcadero substation, and that's being constructed as part of a separate project and it would involve new 230 kv switch yard on a portion of the former power plant site and at&t is in separate negotiations with genon to acquire that substation parcel. i think i have already gone over this so i'm going to be brief about it. i mentioned it would enter the bay along 23rd street, north along this
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route and exit bay north of pier 30. when entering and exiting the bay they would use horizontal drilling as a means of creating a duct bank and go from the under street area where the cable would be laid to underneath the bay and the bay muds and exiting the bay, and then it would be laid across the bay floor. and that bay floor route is about 2.8 miles. this is a heavily regulated project under the jurisdiction of the california public utilities commission. they are the lead agency for the purposes of conducting ceqa work. both the city and the port would have a number of permit approvals, either encroachment permits or building permits. there are a variety of state agencies
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including the regional water quality board that would have to approve the project in all likelihood and the army corps of engineers would weigh in as well. these are federal waters and have jurisdiction over projects like this in federal waters. we have negotiated a proposed term sheet that includes the use that i have described. about half million square feet of submerged land that is used to lay three separate capables. it would be a 40 year agreement with option to renew for 26 years. annual rent would be established by a formula in the term sheet and based on
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industrial up land land. we are projecting that value is between $50 a square foot and $75 a square foot. and that would generate $583,000 rent to the port and on the high end $872,000 to the port which would be indexed there after. one of the major public benefits we sought in this negotiation with at&t is port option to buy the ho down yard and near the pier 70 site. it's adjacent to the pier 70 site. using this appraisal depending whether it's on the low or high end our option to buy it would be 6.$5 million on the low end and 8. nine on the high end. there is a comparison to the term sheet and
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negotiation agreement that we often super for agreements like this and under that agreement at&t would reimburse the city for port staff and city attorney costs. this is the ho down yard. it's the two parcels on the top left of the screen is separated by michigan street and on port property. on the left side of the parcels is 23rd street and above is illinois street. what you see in the attached area is the waterfront site where right now port and owd staff are negotiating with forest city about the development of the waterfront site. what is on the ho down yard now is dirt recycling facility and at&t trenches for
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projects. they bring the dirt to this location and store it and when they want to put it back in the ground they retrieve it from the site. we believe this isn't compatible with the investment in the area and this would be a good site for the port to acquire. what you see in gray here are the historic buildings at pier 70 and 113 and 114 and the other amazing historic resources along 20th street. a project schedule is also aggressive. if the port commission chooses to adopt the term sheet tonight at&t would in fact a formal application in this month of november of 2012. ceqa review would occur for the
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next year and following which resource agencies would contemplate permits for the project. installation of the on shore cable project could begin. off short installation would happen in that 2015 period following that and operation of the project could be in place by december of 2015. port staff recommends approval and for the port to enter into the term sheet and negotiation agreement. as we did with other projects of this type port staff would be involved with environmental review of the project and review the work done by cupc and if
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the project is approved by the port commission the co-applicants to others involved in the project require jurisdiction so that concludes my presentation. i welcome any questions from the commission. >> so moved. >> okay. is there any public comment? >> second. >> okay. is there any public comment? >> good late afternoon. i am joe boss. i live in dog patch. very involved in many things the port has done over the years and a lot of things having to do with power, and i served on the mayor's power plant task force for 10 years and the reason for that group was to try to work
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something out where we could get the older generation taking care of and taken down which we did, -- well, we didn't. everyone did and part of that was the trans bay cable and while going through that we learned the fact that the connection for downtown, which is a different voltage from the rest of the city, would have a real problem if they lost that switch yard, so our conclusion as a city side was well maybe a city could put in a transmission line to potrero to where this is going in at second and folsom, but the city doesn't -- the puc doesn't
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have real borrowing capacity, so that idea didn't fly, so but the reality is that we need that connectivity. we need that redid you nottance, and i must say of all the people i dealt with at at&t -- he's very straightforward and i think sometimes gets in trouble for being so outstanding and forth coming and i have read through the term sheets. the only thing we have a concern in dog patch is that there's no fencing around the switch yard, and it's kind of an ugly looking thing as you go down illinois, down the blue green way and i could go on and on and i was hoping as part of the deal at&t would be
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required to put walls around it. it is noisy. it does hum. you can hear it from about two blocks away, and the ho down -- that's great -- going away because it constantly generates dust in that area, so i am highly supportive of this project with that one thought that we really should think of enhancing the port's property since it is also the entrance that -- for city and anyone else will be using so that's my little speel. thank you. >> thank you. is there any further public comment? any comments from commissioners? >> brett, you didn't mention the public benefits? >> i apologize. i was rushing through the presentation. the port has a southern waterfront
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community benefit policy that this commission adopted -- actually with your help commissioner brandon. that policy requires that leases in the southern waterfront and this facility would fall in that area. have toate aside 8% of the revenue for public open space and other purposes described in the policy, and that contribution from this project is estimated at $50,000 a year and growing as the rent gross through the entire 40 year term of the lease so this project will throw off money to improve the southern waterfront area. we do also view the opportunity to acquire the ho down yard which is right next to irish hill as another benefit that can be brought to bear for the pier 70 project, and we
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will work in the ceqa processes to look at the impacts of the project and if there are other opportunities to advance community benefits through that public process. >> and i just have one question for the guys from at&t. if we exercise that option do you have another location you would move it to? >> hi. i am darren from at&t. we are studying that location. we don't have one location. we have a few options and we have actually talked to brad about possibly other port properties that could house that house, so we don't have one site. we have several. >> great. and do you want to throw in a chain link fence for mr. boss? >> i don't think that's is what he's talking about.
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>> oh walls -- >> any other questions from the commission? if not all in favor? >> aye. >> okay. resolution number 1290 has passed. >> item 9c informational presentation in the fiscal feasibility analysis for pier 70 term sheet with limited incorporated. >> director moyer given the time of the hour i was just wondering whether we should postpone 9d to another meeting? >> that is at commissioner brandon request that we get it
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done prior to november 6 election. >> i'm okay with it. are you okay with it? i think that would be great. >> all right. thank you. >> good evening commissioners. i am kathy from the ports and planning division and handling the pier 70 historic buildings and i'm going to go through this quickly because i have been here a lot and you have a context about these buildings and my colleagues gave you a thorough education about what this is about, so that's the step we're at today with the 20th street historic buildings. just letting you know this is the area in red at pier 70 and south of mission bay. on november 9 you endorsed a term sheet with horton development. next today i am here to report on informational item on the
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fiscal feasibility analysis. later this month we will be in front of the board of supervisors and the findings on the term sheet and environmental review and that's really the question. is it the right thing to do? are there enough benefits? as you know this was to save the six buildings. this will create about 500 jobs. most of the benefits come from the business activity associated with those jobs and businesses, so rather than going through much detail i thought i would explain and did this to look at this complex next to it. this is about 250,000 -- 300,000 square feet of space and similar uses. we were able to use real data and worked in the idea of being fairly conservative and for
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example the presentation on the warriors looked at the indirect benefits and the spending of other businesses. we didn't go and quantify it because the major benefit of this is saving the historic buildings. there is a public investment of 1.5 million dollars and tax revenues generated to the city and i will briefly touch on this the port has a rental stream from it. there is a big benefit we're getting at saving the buildings. they constitute $100 million plus and we get a chance to bring them back so here are the numbers for the general fund. if you don't include the property taxes it's about half a million of benefit. with the property taxes it's 780,000 that is on going basis. it's not a small number and not as many
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commas in it but it will generate the general fund. we call out property taxes separately because in the greater context of pier 70 we may may look at a funding mechanism for this and even if we do that there is a fiscal benefits. there are benefits to special funds through the city. mta will get $70,000 a year and these special funds coming off property taxes, so that's the highlights. this is as we went over in october the potential revenue streams to the port over time. it could possibly range in our expected case that by 10 to 12 years out we are at $700,000 a year of rent but that depends how the cost and
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revenues bear out, so sorry -- our next steps here the board will endorse. we will keep refining the project. we will be back to you in early 2013 and get construction going and get people out there in the businesses. i am available for any questions. >> thanks. >> there is no action required today. the action was in october. >> okay. okay. is there any public comment? commissioners, any further questions? >> i'm just -- thank you. it's nice to be on the positive side of the ledger when we originally looked at this they were in the negative and we would have to come up with mon. >> great and we passed it october but it's a good struck and you are thank you for doing that catherine
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and port staff. okay. >> item 10a request authorization to award master contract to three firms. joint venture for these firms listed here and needed engineering professional related services each in the amount of 1.5 million dollars. >> good evening commissioners. i am mr. sal liteo and contract manager for the port. today we're requesting authorization for the port to award projects to these three firms for as needed engineering and related professional services contracts. each in the amount of 1.5 million dollars and totaling 4.5 million dollars. so as you may recall back in march of this year you authorized the port to
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issue an rfg for as needed engineering and related professional services. this is a contract that we have actually i think this is the third time we have issued these contracts out. our engineering staff uses them for on call and as needed engineering professional services and consulting. we issue -- we go through competitor process which i will talk about to issue the contracts and as we utilize it we issue what is known as contract service orders or cso's for the work tasks out there. sometimes they're issued competitively. sometimes we might go directly to a firm if that have a specialty or worked on the project before. they're relatively small amounts and short turn around for the projects so back in june we issued